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Escalation in Donbas: Poroshenko claims that demarcation line is restored

Four Ukrainian soldiers died as a result of the five-hour fight
18:56, 23 August 2018

Presidential Administration press office

The Armed Forces of Ukraine completely restored the contact line in the area of Zholobok, Luhansk region. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko claimed this at the opening of the exhibition of the military hardware as 112 Ukraine reported.

"At 6 a.m. the Russian soldiers attacked the position of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Zholobok by the forces of the enhanced company in the offensive lane more than a kilometer with the powerful artillery preparation and use of the heavy weapons. Four Ukrainian heroes gave their lives, seven were wounded. But they regrouped in time, opened fire, used the reserves and the attack was repulsed. Eight militants were killed and more than 11 were wounded. We completely restored the contact line," he said.

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"According to the report of General Nayev who commands the Armed Forces that was announced: the stability was restored, the Ukrainian land was restored and the people of Ukraine can fully rely on the Armed Forces of Ukraine," Poroshenko added.

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As we reported four Ukrainian soldiers died in the result of the five-hour fight in Donbas, another seven were wounded. One more soldier died in the result of the shelling.

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